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Gender Diversity in Engineering & Technology

NOVEMBER 2, 2017, Burnaby B.C.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join us for lunch and a panel exploring these questions:

  • Why is better representation of gender diversity important in engineering and technology fields?
  • Why are women underrepresented in engineering, and how does this intersect with under-representation of LGBTQ2+ engineers?
  • Engineers Canada, along with many companies and post-secondary institutions, has published a plan and targets to help increase the number of women in engineering; what immediate steps should BCIT take to get on board?
  • What are student perspectives on these issues?

The event will be moderated by Joanna Wallace (BEng Graduate 2015, Engineering Manager, Plasmatic Technologies) and we will be joined by this fantastic group of panelists:

  • Alison Bodine, Grad Tech, Electrical Designer, Prism Engineering
  • Stephanie Cosacescu; Student Research Assistant, BCIT; Second year Computer Systems Technology student, BCIT; Former Co-President of Coding For All Club
  • Bethany Edmunds, Associate Dean, Computing, BCIT
  • Mirela Gutica, Instructor and Option Head for the Technical Programming Option, School of Computing and Academic Studies, BCIT
  • Stacey Neves, Engineering Technician, City of New Westminster; Second Year Civil Engineering Student, BCIT; Co-President BCIT Women in Engineering Club
  • Morgane Oger, BASc (UBC Mechanical Engineering), Systems Integration Consultant, ROIT Systems

ASL interpretation and lunch provided. Missed the event? The event was live streamed and a video capture is online!

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LOCATION

BCITSA Council Chambers
SE2
Burnaby B.C.

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DATE/TIME

Thu. Nov. 2, 2017 12:00PM to 1:30PM

2017-11-02 12:00:00 2017-11-02 13:30:00 America/Vancouver Gender Diversity in Engineering & Technology BCITSA Council Chambers BCIT kepstein@bcit.ca

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